Want to get the spa experience at home? Try this DIY Orange Cedarwood Sugar Scrub. It’s made with just four ingredients and so easy to make.
I used to be obsessed with those bath and body stores at the mall. I loved opening the sample bottles and smelling the different scents of bath products. What I didn’t realize back then was all those scents were artificial. I mean with a scent like Hawaiian Vanilla you would think I would have known that but I honestly just didn’t give it much thought.
Now that I’ve been on this natural living journey I know that those synthetic fragrances in bath and body products can contribute to toxic overload for the body. Those artificial scents (along with other toxic chemicals in common household items like bleach, harsh cleaners, and personal care products) can actually cause allergies and asthma even if you’ve never had it before. Check out my webinar on a non-toxic home here.
Yikes! That’s a lot to take on when all you want is body scrub that smells nice. That’s why I LOVE making my own bath and body products with essential oils. It’s so easy to make – this recipe is just four ingredients – and I’m sure you already have them in your kitchen.
Ready to get started making this DIY Orange Cedarwood Sugar Scrub?
How to Make This DIY Orange Cedarwood Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
- 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
- 10 drops Orange essential oil
- Pour brown sugar into a medium sized bowl.
- Add fractionated coconut oil and essential oils.
- Mix until thoroughly blended.
- Store in airtight glass container.
How to Use This DIY Coconut Brown Sugar Scrub
Scoop out a dollop of this DIY Orange Cedarwood Sugar Scrub to exfoliate the skin. Focus on dry areas like elbows and knees for really soft moisturized skin.
Use a small amount and massage your hands, especially around the cuticles, for soft and supple hands.
Why This DIY Orange Cedarwood Sugar Scrub Works
1. Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is a natural exfoliator with small particles that makes it gentler than sea salt as a scrub and softer than regular sugar. That’s why it’s perfect for the face or sensitive skin. Brown sugar also contains glycolic acid, which is a natural alpha-hydroxl acid that helps to remove dead skin cells and promote new cell turnover – giving skin a healthy glow. It’s also hydrating and helps to keep moisture locked in and toxins out.
2. Coconut Oil
Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? I mean, it just makes this scrub so heavenly to use! If you don’t know already, coconut oil is known to deeply penetrate and moisturize even the driest of the dry skin so if you have ashy knees and elbows, coconut oil is your new best friend. Not only that, coconut oil will also nourish and rehydrate peeling cuticles as well as restore luster and plumpness to dry hands and feet.
3. Essential Oils
Essential oils are the scent for this DIY Orange Cedarwood Sugar Scrub. The orange is revitalizing and helps with cell turnover on the skin, while cedarwood is relaxing and helps to nourish the skin.
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